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Men's Retreat

The heart of the “Men’s Retreat” is to give men the opportunity of 24 hours away from the busyness of life to relax, get to know each other more and to explore how we can better support each other in our relationship with God.

Here's what we got up to last March...

32 men of a wide range of ages signed up for an overnight stay at the superbly equipped Tollymore Mountain Centre.

Friday night started with a table quiz followed by the obligatory outing to Newcastle to sample the culinary delights on offer and rounded off by a very enjoyable astronomy taster.

When we had been planning the night away we had no idea that the weather would be so good.  We all enjoyed a cooked breakfast al fresco looking out on the Mournes.

This was followed by a discussion facilitated by David on “Finishing Well”.

We then progressed to the “high” and “low” ropes courses which were both thoroughly enjoyable challenges and this was followed by a lunch in warm sunshine. This was rounded off by a forest walk.

I think I can say on behalf of everyone that we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

If you want to get a taste of what it was like check out this video.


For more information, please chat to James Rowney.

Jessica's Story

Jessica's Story

"Clay is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship and has a fantastic praise group. I was nervous at first because I’d be one of the youngest teenagers but everyone welcomed me and its helpfulness goes beyond Sundays. We consider how to serve God in everyday situations and can be honest in our small groups about our struggles. They’ve also given us booklets to help us study the Bible at home."